United States donates a further US$2.5 Million to CARICOM for COVID-19 response

Building on the strong partnership with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the United States -through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – announced $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for countries in the Eastern Caribbean region, The Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago.

This assistance will provide further support for the operational costs of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, outreach activities to reduce vaccine hesitancy, and equipment procurement to support the development of COVID-19 vaccine information systems, laboratory detection, and vaccine storage.

USAID Regional Representative for the Eastern and Southern Caribbean Clinton. D. White explained,

“The new funding will also respond to urgent gaps in COVID-19 case management such as procuring oxygen, laboratory equipment, and other critical items to help reduce deaths from COVID-19 in Caribbean countries.”

CARICOM Secretary General Dr. Carla Barnett, expressed appreciation for this assistance, particularly on behalf of the CARICOM Member States which directly benefit, noting that “no Member State has been spared from this deadly virus and its devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of their citizens and their respective economies.”

She anticipated that the resources will assist the Member States “to intensify their logistical arrangements and communications to further support vaccine readiness while countering vaccine hesitancy and disinformation, which we anticipate will increase the numbers of persons vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.”

This additional assistance from the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 builds on the previous COVID-19 support provided to Caribbean countries. USAID has provided nearly $63 million in COVID-19 assistance to the Caribbean, including nearly $7.45 million specifically to the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, since the beginning of the pandemic to address the health, humanitarian, and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The United States’ COVID-19 assistance to Caribbean countries is helping to deliver vaccines, expand access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, protect and train health workers, deliver life-saving health equipment, and share reliable public health information.

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  1. Lin clown
    October 26, 2021

    Yes Mr .One Love unlike China,America is providing M4 carbine,M16,M60,.45cal pistols,Gluck 17 and 18 and speedboats,to prevent AHOLES like you from taking DRUGS into their country.

  2. Gotcha
    October 26, 2021

    I loved fishing and I consider it one of my hobbies. I was able to detect the type of bate/the fishes love and like. Getting those “catchy” bates demanded some sacrifice and leg work. Had to go in search of some earthworms, morocoy, Zaboka, Reyfig, (ripe banana) and sometimes Veeyo. Those 🐠 🎣 are like people….they like the good stuff!!! But once I give em what they “Love” I am sure to get some ah dem outta de Sea and into my “Frying Pan.” I just like to suck out their eyes. America can afford pricy bates and lures.

  3. Magway ca
    October 26, 2021


    Can you please post this link it’s info comming out of taiwan

  4. One love
    October 25, 2021

    Unlike China US is getting nothing or looking for nothing in return

    • Gotcha
      October 26, 2021

      But they are looking for someone. They are coming aboard and they are also sending a message to Red China and Red…you know who. The net is beginning to go around for a mighty catch. What a deyyy it’s gonna be, when they catch this “Big Red Shark.” It is swimming in our waters and eating off all the planktons and destroying the FOOD CHAIN.

      • Eagle-Eyed
        October 26, 2021

        @Gotcha, please don’t give up your day job (if you have one), You will fall flat on your face if you try to make it as a comedian. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

        • Gotcha
          October 27, 2021

          @eagle eyed…you seem more like an Owl to me. Open your blinded eyes.

  5. Worried
    October 25, 2021

    Some of that money should go towards setting up billboards depicting the wrong and correct way to wear the mask. People are endangering each other by wearing the mask as a Talisman (colloquially “a guard”). We are not going to defeat the virus unless we have a comprehensive approach. It’s time to go back to the drawing board.

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